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How harmful is “always-on” for our well-being? Technology-assisted supplemental work

How harmful is “always-on” for our well-being? Technology-assisted supplemental work

Calling a colleague on the way home, finishing a presentation after dinner or checking emails before going to bed - for many employees, this is the norm rather than an exception. But to what extent does being "always on" jeopardize our well-being? And what can help us to benefit from additional work after-hours?



For most employees, smartphones, laptops, and co are an integral part of their working lives. In many professions, information and communication technologies... / more

Olympic Mind: An International Special Issue on The Psychology of Extraordinary Sports Performance

Olympic Mind: An International Special Issue on The Psychology of Extraordinary Sports Performance

 

Performing the Biles 3 in gymnastics, running 100m in 9.58 seconds, or lifting 267 kg are just a few astonishing examples of world-record performances in Olympic sports. In 2024 the whole world will once again be able to testify ca. 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees striving to perform at their very best in 32 different sports. Extraordinary sports performance is multifaceted relying on a well-trained body and a well-trained mind. In this special issue,
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In Mind International has relaunched

In Mind International has relaunched


In Mind is a popular-science psychology journal that strives to make psychological knowledge accessible yet offer in-depth texts that relate results to different societal phenomena. The English version has been closed for submissions for a while due to staffing challenges, but still continues to reach many readers. Most find us via Google, and last year alone articles from the English language edition... / more

In-Mind International is relauching, and we are looking for people to join our team

In-Mind International is relauching, and we are looking for people to join our team

In-Mind is an online magazine that publishes articles on psychological topics that are of interest to a general audience. I recently took over as editor-in-chief of the international (English) version of the magazine. I am very excited for the task and am eager to begin to publish new content on the site. A lot is happening in the world as well as in the field of psychology, and I see this as a great opportunity... / more

Learning styles: Why they don't exist but still persist

Learning styles: Why they don't exist but still persist

It is a common myth that for optimal learning, individual learning styles should be identified and specifically supported. This might include identifying someone as a visual learner and designing the learning environment based on this. Yet, scientific findings clearly show that aligning learning environments with learning styles has no beneficial effects. Why does this myth persist and what can we do about it?

There is a German version of this article available

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Nuances of Sexual Consent: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

Nuances of Sexual Consent: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

 

People keep talking about sexual consent, but what is it? Let’s dive into some recent research and discover that there is more to sexual consent than you might think.

Sexual consent is nuanced. Internal consent feelings and external consent communication vary from person to person and context to context. This article breaks down several recent findings to demonstrate how there is more to sexual consent than people often acknowledge. I complement these findings...

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When I Get That Boring Feeling: Sex as Escape from Boredom

When I Get That Boring Feeling: Sex as Escape from Boredom

Everyone gets bored from time to time. What do you do when you have these everyday feelings of boredom? In some cases, psychologists found that during such bouts, people sometimes watch porn, masturbate, or become preoccupied with thoughts about sex to deal with the adverse nature of boredom. What is less commonly known, however, is that an everyday experience like boredom can also threaten people’s sense of meaning in life. ... / more

Are Victim or Eyewitness Statements Credible? Several Ways to Check Them

Are Victim or Eyewitness Statements Credible? Several Ways to Check Them

 

In 2014, two teachers and six janitors were accused of child sexual abuse at Indonesia's Jakarta International School (JIS). Three preschool children reported that they had been repeatedly sexually abused by them. The statements of the alleged victims became one of the most important pieces of evidence to convict the suspects. These testimonies were such important evidence because corroborative evidence was absent to support the children's claims of...

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How Much Does the Menstrual Cycle Affect Emotional Life?

How Much Does the Menstrual Cycle Affect Emotional Life?

Around 1.6 billion women of fertile age currently have an ongoing menstrual cycle, and a larger group of women will experience or have already experienced this. Everyone probably knows a fertile woman in some way. Despite this, general knowledge about how the menstrual cycle affects women emotionally is scarce. At the same time, there are beliefs and misconceptions about the menstrual cycle’s effect on women. This article will unravel whether emotional premenstrual symptoms are a biological, psychological or sociocultural phenomenon.... / more

From Derogation to Reclamation: How Does Language Change?

From Derogation to Reclamation: How Does Language Change?

Derogatory labels are offensive words that can be reclaimed by a stigmatized group; however, the process of reclaiming can carry risks.
 

In 2020, Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests took place around the world, reminding us about social inequalities and racism. Through these protests, we became particularly attentive to the language and labels we use. On July 29th, BBC News aired a news report where the N-word was...

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